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    Early Returns on Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Suggest He’s Worth Every Penny

    In most years, money is of no object to the New York Yankees. Acquiring top-tier talent on the free-agent market is a right of passage in the Bronx.

    For many, it is difficult to know exactly where to begin in order to trace their Native American Heritage. Fortunately there are some wonderful resources available to assist. Read more

    An Ancestry of African-Native Americans

    If you think that you may have some Native American ancestry in your family, it may be worth your while investigating and discovering the truth about your ancestry. Read more

    Shoni Schimmel Represents What is Right with American Indian Youth

    It is not every day an American Indian enters the WNBA, the women’s professional basketball league, as Shoni Schimmel did this past Monday. As a matter of fact, no American Indian woman has ever been drafted in the first round of the WBNA as Shoni was when the Atlanta Dream selected her. Schimmel represents what is right with American Indian youth across Indian country.

    First Trial of a Non-Native American in a Tribal Court

    Two months after the go-ahead was given to a pilot program allowing non-Indians to be tried in tribal courts for certain offenses, the Pascua Yaqui tribe in Arizona is preparing to be the first to hold such a trial.

    Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

    Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

    David Brainerd preached to Native Americans

    Born in Haddam, Connecticut, APRIL 20, 1718, his parents died while he was a young teenager.

    He attempted farming, but on July 12, 1739, he had an experience with God of ‘unspeakable glory’ that gave him a “hearty desire to exalt Him, to set Him on the throne and to ‘seek first His Kingdom.’”

    Reject Redskins’ bid to buy Native American support

    For all Americans, any ethnic insult and slur defines how far America has come. Indeed, most Americans over the last 300 years have been able to overcome negativity regarding their heritage as America moves from ignorance and bigotry to inclusion and respect for one another in spite of every American’s race and ethnicity as part of our national identity.

    How Native Americans Were Crucial To Defeat The Nazis And Japan In WWII

    This is Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo 29, being honoured at an April 4 ceremony. If it weren’t for him and the other 28 Native Americans who created the secret code language used in the Pacific theatre during World War II, America would have probably never won the war against Japan.

    Gunmen in Brazil Caught on Video Shooting at Indigenous Guarani

    Hired gunmen firing at Guarani in Brazil were filmed recently by the indigenous people who are continuing their struggle to regain stolen territory.

    Remembering and Recovering From Good Friday Disasters in Alaska

    A hush may fall over the Native villages of Alaska’s Prince William Sound today as people remember twin tragedies that devastated the area on Good Friday.
    The holiday may induce a sense of dread for those who survived the earthquake of 1964 and the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989—50 and 25 years ago respectively.

    Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of copy Billion, Suits Allege

    Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than copy billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert. And, the suits claim, the federal government facilitated the alleged swindle by failing in its legal obligation to ensure the tribes got a fair deal.

    How Did I Miss That? Militia: God Gave Land to Settlers, Not Shoshone

    Big news that went on all week was the confrontation between the federal government and the “militia movement” over the removal of cattle belonging to Mormon “pioneer” Cliven Bundy from federal land. Bundy has not paid his grazing fees for 20 years. Why? His ancestors settled those lands in the 19th century. “Time immemorial,” my Cousin Ray Sixkiller pointed out, “means different things to different people.”

    Video: Colorful Easter Carpet Breaks Guinness Book of World Records

    For 2000 meters or 6,600 feet, the world’s longest sawdust carpet spreads down the main avenue in Guatemala City, Guatemala’s historic center.

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